New iMac RAM choices

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Vapor Trail, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Vapor Trail macrumors newbie

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    Anyone really concerned about being limited with 8 GB of RAM?

    I'm a PC guy by experience and have never experience bottleneck issues with my recent machines (vista, 7) that have had up to 8 GB of RAM. In fact, I barely tap into that resource.

    Is mac OS a RAM hog? I ordered my iMac with 8 GB with hardly a concern, but it seems a lot of forum users are throwing money in to max-out RAM. On my windows machine, frankly it'd be a waste of money.

    Thanks.
     
  2. burninggarlic macrumors member

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    If you are satisfied with the 8 gb ram on your Windows PC, 8 GB ram on Mac OS X will pleasure you much more. More ram on Mac for you can make you feel the God.:D
     
  3. Mac2133 macrumors member

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    Huh?!!!:eek:
     
  4. Vapor Trail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    C'mon folks, any benchmarks out there doing a head-to-head comparison of 8 vs 16 GB RAM on otherwise same spec iMacs?
     
  5. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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  6. msg362 macrumors member

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    Surely it depends what you want to do? I'm editing in Premiere Pro, so I've gone for both the i7 3.4 and the 680MX, yes it is more, but on a machine costing around £2000 it's fairly marginal and I hope this iMac will last at least 4 years, so it works out at just a few £ per year extra. Ive got 8 GB RAM from Apple and have ordered an extra 16GB from Crucial, so 24 Gb in total.
     

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